Patents by Inventor Norio Yoshida

Norio Yoshida has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200285038
    Abstract: An acquisition condition is decided for a second image of improved quality. Values x1 resulting from down sampling brightness values of an input first image are accepted by an input layer. A filter is scanned and a convolutional computation performed in a convolutional layer. Outputs z1 to z4 of the convolutional layer and a first image acquisition condition v=(v1, v2, v3, v4) of the first image are accepted by an output layer and a second acquisition condition y is computed by the output layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mao HATTO, Yutaka SASAKI, Hideo TAKAHASHI, Norio YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190375011
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object by a continuous formation of a plurality of solidified layers through a light beam irradiation, the three-dimensional shaped object being provided with a hollow portion in an interior of the shaped object. The manufacturing method performs the formation of the solidified layer by irradiating a raw material with a light beam at the time of suppling the raw material, thereby allowing a sintering of the raw material or a melting and subsequent solidification of the raw material. In particular, a solidified foundation portion is provided as a part of the three-dimensional shaped object, the solidified foundation portion being used for a platform for a formation of a subsequent layer provided as the solidified layer. An orientation of the solidified foundation portion is changed prior to the formation of the subsequent solidified layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akifumi NAKAMURA, Norio YOSHIDA, Noriyasu NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190344348
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object by alternate repetition of a powder-layer forming and a solidified-layer forming, the repetition including: (i) forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam; and (ii) forming another solidified layer by forming a new powder layer on the formed solidified layer, and irradiating a predetermined portion of the newly formed powder layer with the light beam. A main beam and a sub beam are used as the light beam. The predetermined portion is irradiated with the sub beam prior to an irradiation of the predetermined portion with the main beam, the main beam having an irradiation energy density that melts the predetermined portion of the powder layer and the solidified layer located below the predetermined portion, the sub beam having an irradiation energy density that melts only the predetermined portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akifumi NAKAMURA, Norio YOSHIDA, Noriyasu NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190217386
    Abstract: In order to provide a manufacturing method for a three-dimensional shaped object which is capable of obtaining a higher accurate three-dimensional shaped object, there is provided that a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object by alternate repetition of a powder-layer forming and a solidified-layer forming, the repetition comprising: (i) forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing a sintering of the powder in the predetermined portion or a melting and subsequent solidification of the powder; and (ii) forming another solidified layer by forming a new powder layer on the formed solidified layer, followed by irradiation of a predetermined portion of the newly formed powder layer with the light beam, further comprising performing a monitoring for an appearance property of an irradiated spot upon a formation of the solidified layer, the irradiated spot being irradiated with the light beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori MORIMOTO, Satoshi ABE, Akifumi NAKAMURA, Norio YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180221952
    Abstract: There is provided a more efficient method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object. The method of the present invention comprises a successive formation of a plurality of solidified layers through a light beam irradiation, wherein the solidified layers are provided by a hybrid of combined systems of an after irradiation system and a simultaneous irradiation system, the after irradiation system being such that the light beam irradiation is performed after a formation of a powder layer, the simultaneous irradiation system being such that the light beam irradiation is performed while a raw material is supplied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio YOSHIDA, Akifumi NAKAMURA, Satoshi ABE, Masanori MORIMOTO, Yoshiyuki UCHINONO
  • Patent number: 10022797
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object wherein the warping of the base plate is suitably addressed. The method of the present invention comprises: (i) forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer on a base plate with a light beam, thereby allowing sintering of the powder of the predetermined portion or melting and subsequent solidification thereof; and (ii) forming another solidified layer by newly forming a powder layer on the resulting solidified layer, and then irradiating another predetermined portion of the new powder layer with the light beam, the steps (i) and (ii) being repeatedly performed; wherein, prior to or upon the manufacturing of the three-dimensional shaped object, the base plate is subjected to a heat treatment, thereby causing the base plate to be warped, and at least a lower surface of the warped base plate is subjected to a flattening process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Norio Yoshida, Isao Fuwa, Yoshikazu Higashi, Masataka Takenami, Isamu Matumoto
  • Patent number: 9954311
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a first connector 2 and a second connector 22. The first connector includes a first contact 4, a second contact 6, a plate like ground plate 8 arranged between the first and second contacts, and a first housing that holds the first contact, the second contact, and the ground plate. The second connector includes a third contact 30 connected to the first contact, a fourth contact 32 connected to the second contact, and a ground metal part arranged at both ends of the third and fourth contacts in a contact array direction and configured to be in contact with the ground plate, and a second housing that holds the third and fourth contacts and the ground metal part. The ground plate includes a projecting portion formed on both side surfaces in the contact array direction and come in contact with the ground metal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Norio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9724758
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a laminated object, includes a powder layer forming unit for forming a powder layer of a powdery material, a material supply unit for feeding the powdery material to the powder layer forming unit; and a solidified layer forming unit for forming a solidified layer by irradiating a light beam on a specified portion of the powder layer and sintering or melting the specified portion of the powder layer. The apparatus is configured to produce an integrally laminated three-dimensional object by repeating formation of the powder layer and formation of the solidified layer. The material supply unit includes a cartridge unit charged with the powdery material, the cartridge unit being configured to allow the powdery material to drop downwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Yoshikazu Higashi, Isao Fuwa, Masataka Takenami, Norio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9726439
    Abstract: A tube used in a heat exchanger, wherein a tube body includes a curved end portion, a pair of parallel portions, a pair of inclination portions, and a fixed portion in which a long end part extending from one of the pair of inclination portions is bent to hold therebetween a short end part extending from the other of the pair of inclination portions, and the tube is a pipe member having a flattened shape in cross-section. Poor brazing is reduced by making the inclination angle of at least part of the other inclination portion with respect to the flat plate portion larger than that of the one inclination portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Omae, Hiroyasu Shimanuki, Norio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9687911
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a three-dimensional shaped object is capable of suitably forming a solidified layer by subsequent formation of a powder layer. The manufacturing method according to an embodiment of the present invention is performed by repetition of a powder-layer forming and a solidified-layer forming, the repetition including forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing a sintering of the powder in the predetermined portion or a melting and subsequent solidification thereof; and forming another solidified layer by newly forming a powder layer on the resulting solidified layer, followed by the irradiation of a predetermined portion of the powder layer with the light beam, wherein a light-beam condition for an irradiation path with an unirradiated portion on both adjacent sides thereof is different from that for another irradiation path with an irradiated portion at an adjacent region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Norio Yoshida, Yoshikazu Higashi
  • Patent number: 9671505
    Abstract: In the present invention, a battery box is provided on the lower side of a survey meter body so as to protrude downwardly. Four primary batteries are accommodated inside the battery box with inclined postures. A stepped structure is formed between the front surface of the battery box and the lower surface of the body. The survey meter can be held by a hand while an index finger, or the like, is hooked on the stepped structure. It is also possible to remove the battery box and dispose a plate-like secondary battery in an accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Yoshida, Toshikazu Tanino
  • Publication number: 20170117663
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a first connector 2 and a second connector 22. The first connector includes a first contact 4, a second contact 6, a plate like ground plate 8 arranged between the first and second contacts, and a first housing that holds the first contact, the second contact, and the ground plate. The second connector includes a third contact 30 connected to the first contact, a fourth contact 32 connected to the second contact, and a ground metal part arranged at both ends of the third and fourth contacts in a contact array direction and configured to be in contact with the ground plate, and a second housing that holds the third and fourth contacts and the ground metal part. The ground plate includes a projecting portion formed on both side surfaces in the contact array direction and come in contact with the ground metal part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Norio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9592554
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object, comprising: (i) forming a powder layer on a base plate by a sliding movement of a squeegee blade, followed by forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of the powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing sintering of the powder of the predetermined portion or melting and subsequent solidification thereof; and (ii) forming another solidified layer by newly forming a powder layer on the resulting solidified layer, and then irradiating another predetermined portion of the new powder layer with the light beam, steps (i) and (ii) being repeatedly performed, wherein machining is performed at least once on an outer surface of a shaped object precursor obtained during manufacturing, and after machining, at least one solidified layer is formed, and followed by upper face machining to remove a raised solidified portion generated at a peripheral edge of the solidified layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Isamu Matsumoto, Masataka Takenami, Isao Fuwa, Yoshikazu Higashi, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Norio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9577373
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a first connector 2 and a second connector 22. The first connector includes a first contact 4, a second contact 6, a plate like ground plate 8 arranged between the first and second contacts, and a first housing that holds the first contact, the second contact, and the ground plate. The second connector includes a third contact 30 connected to the first contact, a fourth contact 32 connected to the second contact, and a ground metal part arranged at both ends of the third and fourth contacts in a contact array direction and configured to be in contact with the ground plate, and a second housing that holds the third and fourth contacts and the ground metal part. The ground plate includes a projecting portion formed on both side surfaces in the contact array direction and come in contact with the ground metal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Norio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9553230
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a light emitting apparatus in which at least a portion of a light emitting element is covered with a light transmissive resin containing phosphor which emits light when excited by light emitted by the light emitting element, the method including directly processing the phosphor by irradiating the phosphor with a laser beam which passes through the light transmissive resin, to adjust the chromaticity of light to be emitted by the light emitting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio Yoshida, Hirotaka Uemi
  • Publication number: 20160170036
    Abstract: In the present invention, a battery box is provided on the lower side of a survey meter body so as to protrude downwardly. Four primary batteries are accommodated inside the battery box with inclined postures. A stepped structure is formed between the front surface of the battery box and the lower surface of the body. The survey meter can be held by a hand while an index finger, or the like, is hooked on the stepped structure. It is also possible to remove the battery box and dispose a plate-like secondary battery in an accommodation space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: HITACHI ALOKA MEDICAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Norio Yoshida, Toshikazu Tanino
  • Patent number: 9287641
    Abstract: In a connector including: a housing having a first fitting portion and a second fitting portion to which a flat cable and mating connector are fitted, respectively; and a contact held in the housing and having a first contacting portion a second contacting portion making contact with the flat cable and mating connector, respectively, the contact has first and second arm portions, one end of the first arm portion connects to one end of the second arm portion with a U-shaped portion, a non-connection sides of the first and arm portions interpose the flat cable, the first contacting portion is provided at or in the vicinity of a tip of the first arm portion, and the second contacting portion is formed on at least one of the first and second arm portions and is positioned between the U-shaped portion and the tips of the first and second arm portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Norio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9287643
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a first connector, and a second connector, wherein the first connector includes a first housing, a plurality of first contacts, and first lock metal fittings, the second connector includes a second housing, a plurality of second contacts, and a second lock metal fitting, an electric wires are inserted into the second connector in a direction parallel to a circuit board surface, and in a direction perpendicular to an arranging direction of the second contacts, and the second lock metal fitting includes lock engaging portions provided at both ends of the arranging direction of the second contacts of the second housing, and a coupling portion coupling the lock engaging portions at least at a side of a removing direction of the second connector of the electric wires at an insertion side of the electric wires of the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norio Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20150364644
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a light emitting apparatus in which at least a portion of a light emitting element is covered with a light transmissive resin containing phosphor which emits light when excited by light emitted by the light emitting element, the method including directly processing the phosphor by irradiating the phosphor with a laser beam which passes through the light transmissive resin, to adjust the chromaticity of light to be emitted by the light emitting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio YOSHIDA, Hirotaka UEMI
  • Publication number: 20150321256
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a laminated object, includes a powder layer forming unit for forming a powder layer of a powdery material, a material supply unit for feeding the powdery material to the powder layer forming unit; and a solidified layer forming unit for forming a solidified layer by irradiating a light beam on a specified portion of the powder layer and sintering or melting the specified portion of the powder layer. The apparatus is configured to produce an integrally laminated three-dimensional object by repeating formation of the powder layer and formation of the solidified layer. The material supply unit includes a cartridge unit charged with the powdery material, the cartridge unit being configured to allow the powdery material to drop downwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi ABE, Yoshikazu HIGASHI, Isao FUWA, Masataka TAKENAMI, Norio YOSHIDA